Friday, March 5, 2010

Whole Wheat Bread

I've been tinkering around with whole wheat bread recipes for a while now. I started with Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day but really this crust is too hard for all the time. Then I found another blog with a wheat bread recipe that calls for all kinds of dough conditioners (vital wheat gluten, vinegar, potato flakes) and I thought I had found my recipe. Its really good, fairly dense but very moist and keeps pretty well (this is my normal problem with sliced bread, it dries out. I like to make three mini loafs instead of one big loaf and this helps it stay moist.). But, of course I can't leave well enough alone and was wandering around the King Arthur Flour website and found an interesting recipe. Orange juice, huh? This was fluffier than my other recipe. I just made it today so I can't say yet how it will keep, but this may be made frequently too.

I think my bread plan is to mostly make wheat bread but maybe once a week make some yummy white rolls. The kids really like even my homemade 100% wheat bread and they were never big on store bought wheat bread. Who knew?


Frances said...

I started making my pizza dough with Whole Wheat flour and no one noticed. In fact, the kids ate a lot of pizza that night. We use Whole Wheat or Grain bread for sandwhiches. I love it, but I agree the kids don't go crazy over it. Maybe I'll start trying to make our bread.

The Wilsons said...

Oh, the kids DO like whole wheat bread when I make it, just not the store kind! Yeah I wish my husband (YOUR BROTHER!) was less picky. He definitely notices when I have made pizza dough with whole wheat flour, even though I thought it was really good, and he ate a bunch. I'll slowly win him over to the whole grain all the time side! And, you should totally make your bread, its not hard and so good!

Opp Family said...

I'm still waiting for your yummy bread you made the other day - hint, hint! Not that you're away from home or anything!